Wednesday, 09 January 2008.
Leicester City FCW have been named as the ‘Team Of The Round’ from the Third Round ties in The FA Women’s Cup award, following their victory over Nottingham Forest.
A relatively young team, City started out three years ago and since then, have gained three promotions, three League Cups and two County Cups.
Drawn against a strong outfit in Nottingham Forest (the leaders of the Premier League Northern Division), City upset the odds against their local rivals in a hard fought battle, courtesy of Zira Handley’s second half winner.
The result means the Foxes have made history in passing the Third Round for the first time in their history, and beating the current 13th best team in England and local rivals in Forest.
Leicester are also currently top of their league and with a good Cup-run, the season is looking bright for the Foxes.
“As a club we were obviously extremely happy to defeat Nottingham Forest in the Third Round of The FA Women’s Cup after previously failing on two occasions in the same Round,” said manager Rehanne Skinner, pictured above with Handley.
“There were some exceptional performances from the players, in particular goalscorer Zira Handley had a fantastic game but the work rate of Remi Allen, Hannah Barrett and Lauren Impey was also key to the success in the end.
“I would like to thank E.ON for this opportunity to have The FA Women’s Cup with us today and for giving us the chance to go to The FA Women’s Cup Final in May.”
The team will now be invited to The FA Women’s Cup Final in May as well as being awarded kit for the club, courtesy of Cup sponsors E.ON.
Meanwhile, Leicester FCW continued their history making journey against Millwall Lionesses in the Fourth Round Proper with a hard-fought 1-0 win and have been drawn against Everton LFC in the Fifth Round Proper.